That is a portion of a Declaration of Truth I say over my life.
The full version is this, and it’s one of my favorites: I am as helpless as a fetus, unable to earn love, yet fully loved, accepted by God, and sustained by His grace.
Truth statements have become one of the key spiritual disciplines which help me replace the lies of the enemy with the Truth of God’s Word. Every one of my declarations is rooted in Scripture.
Read Ezekiel 16 some time. It’s a pretty graphic, but beautiful and spiritual description from God of finding us as a newborn that was “dumped in a field and left to die.”
He says, “I came by and saw you there, helplessly kicking about in your own blood. As you lay there, I said, ‘Live!’ And I helped you to thrive like a plant in the field.”
He talks about how even though we were utterly helpless, he found us, bathed us, made a covenant with us, and calls us His own. It’s amazing!
I was reminded of this passage and this truth as I read my friend Greg Cole’s book “No Longer Strangers.” Greg talks about the unconditional love a helpless newborn, or even a fetus receives. They can do nothing to earn love, yet they receive it.
What an amazing Truth to root into our hearts and minds. Before God, we are as helpless as a fetus, unable to earn love, yet we are fully loved by Him, accepted by Him, and sustained by Him.
Truth statements like these are much more than self-help or positive affirmations. Truth statements are just that…TRUTH!
Scripture tells us that the enemy is the father of lies. He uses those lies to distract us, derail us, and destroy us. The only way lies are defeated is by replacing them with Truth.
Say it! Believe it! Live it!
I am as helpless as a fetus, unable to earn love, yet fully loved, accepted by God, and sustained by His grace.